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NAZIRA

By Kolawole

Trudging back home from work, the scorching sun and fatigue his companions, the only thought on Sanuth’s mind was how to get to his room. Everything else melted in the heat of the sun. First, he had to get something to eat for lunch, so he stopped by the Awara seller’s stall. He didn’t notice the woman, with her son, whom he met there.

He tried in vain to communicate with the seller in the local language. He could have asked the woman he met there, but for the fear of returning after the service year with summarized versions of his limbs for talking to another man’s wife, so he didn’t.

He didn’t need to ask. The woman intervened and mercifully put him out of his futility. She said something in Hausa, turned to him and said, “She said she doesn’t have N50 worth unless you are going to wait for her to make another one.” He caught himself just in time to give an appropriate reply.

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THE LOVE IN HIS EYES

By Hilanzok

She breaks down in tears as she sees him. His eyes a shade of light brown surrounded by a shrub of lashes speaks volume of what he has experienced in his life. His face a texture of smooth avocado gleamed through the canvas-skin; coarse to touch, spectacular and perfect to the sight.

She doesn’t know how to explain it, but she felt this tug in her heart, she knows this boy has experienced things the eyes would bleed if it sees, and the mouth would be reluctant to voice out.

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‘IN LOVE WITH THE WRONG MAN’

By Dean O. Arutoghor

Pulling up the bedcovers just over my naked breasts, I admired the beautiful specimen of a man sleeping beside me.  I chuckled and shook my head as I realised that the

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I DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

By Richard Henry

Her voice was gravel.

And so was the ground she didn’t stand on. She just sat on the swing, swinging her legs and uprooting the deepest of her feelings for me to discern. I just sat on the ground.

“What I don’t understand,” she said, “Is why I still care about James.”

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IT IS LOVE THAT WILL KILL YOU

By Chikelu Chino

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The rain is falling like grains from above. You sit alone watching the Marcopolo bus. The skin is shimmering and a broad picture of a smiling man is advertising, ‘Glow with

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THREE SIDES OF A COIN

By Akan Ante

And I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken by her. Ecclesiastes7:26 (the Bible)

Somewhere in Uyo, where the affluent and influential build their mansions, estates, and hideouts, in the area where there is no thoroughfare, where the only vehicles

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ON BENDED KNEES

ON BENDED KNEES – By Jade

We live in a society where marital fidelity is far more expected of wives than husbands and many men take advantage of this. Faithful and loving men are so rare that women have learnt to condone infidelity as a part of their marriage.

Mothers tell their daughters to stay with their philandering husbands, “Do not allow another woman to reap what you have sown,” or “Who are you leaving him for?” They’ll often say.

We forget that God who instituted the marriage union, gave no room for unfaithfulness. In fact, it is on the grounds of it that he gave room for divorce. That society no longer keeps to this standard is its own fault.

On the day I got married, after the celebration and feasting, I told my husband, Gedion the kind of wife I would be and what I expected in return.

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LOVE IS AN EXERCISE OF FAITH

By Joy Iwezu

I looked closely at Modupe as she wiped tears off her cheeks with the kleenex I gave her, I could feel her pain but didn’t understand it. Her boyfriend of three years broke up with her because according to him she isn’t

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THE LOVE STORY SERIES – FIVE

By Shoyombo Olufisayor

I want to be free
From your love
The way you care-me
It feels so deep.

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THE LOVE STORY SERIES – FOUR

By Shoyombo Olufisayor

I met a girl,
Classy lady,
Her name fair,
With a look of a baby.

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